3 Steps to Permanent Relief for SI Joint and Pelvic Pain
Today we are going to cover the 3 steps topermanent relief for pelvic and SI joint pain. Now what is SI joint painé The SI joint, ifyou do have SI joint pain, is pain on either side of the tailbone where the tailbone connectsto the pelvis. So this is a drawing of the pelvis. This is your tailbone. This isyour lumbar spine or your lower back, the bones in your lower back called vertebraesitting on top of your tailbone. Then on either side of that you have your right hip or yourleft hip if we are looking at a person from the front. When we see somebody with SI jointpain, they will typically have pain on that given side. 70% of the time, it is on theright side. Don't ask me why that is but
70% of the time we know it is on the right. You canalso get shooting groin pain, buttocks pain and symptoms down the outside of the leg thatis affected. It might be pain, numbness, tingling, burning. Typically, that personsuffers from a heaviness as well. It can also cause some incontinence and leaking issuesas along to effect sexual performance as well. It can be absolutely devastating ifthe pelvic problem is bad enough. Fortunately, most people just have pain on one side. Sowhat can you do about ité That person who has SI joint problems typically has troublerolling over in bed, getting in and out of a car, crossing one leg over the other. Usuallythey have trouble sitting for long periods
of time especially if it is on a couch or a softsurface. So it can be absolutely devastating. Now what are the steps to permanent relieffor thaté Number 1 is this. Most people when we seethem if they are going to try exercises on their own and they only have a little bitof SI joint pain or pelvic pain, they are doing stretches. Yes, there is a very basic stretchwhich most people show me on Day 1. It is a piriformis stretch which is where you grabthe knee and pull it up and across to the opposite shoulder. It will give the personwho suffers pelvic or SI joint problems and pain temporary relief. However, long termwe don't want to stretch. We want to
strengthen or stabilize. Why is thaté Whensomebody has an SI joint problem, so the center of gravity of your entire body is inthe center of your pelvis. That needs to move the right way and it needs to be stable whenyou are doing day to day activities. If it is not stable enough, what will happen is thejoint will move so far that it becomes stuck. So if we are looking at the tailbone, we havethe tailbone and we have the pelvis and you get a normal gliding day to day. If morestress, more force is put through the pelvis than the pelvis itself can handle, that SIjoint can handle, what will happen is you actually become stuck. Now that creates allsorts of problems for the muscle around it.
What most people do is try to stretch theirway out of it. The problem is not stretching and it is not flexibility. It is actuallya stability issue. If we want to stabilize, we need to do strengthening exercises. If you go on ourYouTube channel, on the Madden PT official YouTube channel, there is a tutorialcalled Top 3 Exercises for SI Joint and Pelvic Stability. They are very low grade, kindergartenlevelexercises where you can at least begin stabilizing the muscles that controlyour pelvis. But we don't want to stretch, we want to think stabilize. Step 2 is we want to take a look at our habits.So what are some habits that lead to
pelvic instability and problemsé Number oneis standing with the weight shifted. So if I'm standing like this with my weight shiftedside to side for long periods of time, what that does is over years and years and yearsit weakens the ligaments which are tissue that hold joints together that we can't control.Think about somebody with an ankle sprain. They sprained a ligament. They stretchedthe ligament but it is not a muscle. It is different than a muscle. There are littlehabits that we do. If I stand like this and let's say I weigh 175 pounds and if I'm standinglike this, I have 150 pounds on one side and 25 pounds on the other. Where if I'm standingbalanced, I have 87 Â½ pounds on each
Treat and Cure Rheumatoid Arthritis With 3 Healthy Lifestyle Remedies
My name is Larry Cook, and I'm here to sharewith you that Rheumatoid Arthritis is treatable, and it can be reversed. If not all the way,at least significantly, when someone follows the healthy lifestyle. I have three specificremedies that I'm going to give you that, if you follow them and you have RheumatoidArthritis, you have a really good chance of either completely reversing Rheumatoid Arthritis,or at least significantly improving your health. So, let's get started. Number one, you wantto go see a naturopathic . That is, by far, the absolute most important thingthat you can do for yourself, is to go visit a naturopathic . A naturopathic specializes in uncovering the root cause of
health problems. So, whereas a medical is going to say quot;Yeah, you have Rheumatoid Arthritis, let me give you some drugs andtreat the symptomsquot;, a naturopathic is going to look at your symptoms, go quot;Yeah,you have RA, but let's try to figure out what's going on that's causing all of these differentsymptoms.quot; Generally speaking, there's a lot going on. It is not an easy thing to treat.I know this from talking with naturopathic s. So, let's get into what a naturopathic is. A naturopathic attending a four year postgraduate medical school wherethey learned basically the same stuff that a medical learns, and they learn naturalremedies, and how to treat the root cause
of health issues. So, when you go see a naturopathic, you're visiting someone who has an extensive amount of training in the healthsciences. A licensed naturopathic is someone who can order and interpret labs.They can treat and diagnose disease. They basically are on par with a medical ,the only difference is they're using natural remedies. So, to find a naturopathic in your area, what you want to do is Google naturopathic and your city, and lookand see what comes up. That's one option. In Washington State they're called naturopathicphysicians, so you might want to try that phrase as well in your Google search. Yourother option is you can go to a website called
realizehealth , and there's a whole listof naturopathic s on there as well. You can do a search on that website as well.Number two has to do with taking some supplements. The gut in people who have RA is usually verycompromised. There's all kinds of problems going on with the gut. When you take a supplementcalled Probiotics, which is friendly bacteria, you're actually helping the gut heal. Now,there's a lot more that needs to happen besides that, and your naturopathic is goingto tell you about that, but you can get going right now. So, probiotics, because it's friendlybacteria that helps heal your gut. Digestive enzymes, because there's usually digestiveissues going on simultaneously. Digestive
enzymes help digest food, and one other supplementto take is fish oil. Fish oil helps reduce inflammation, and RA has a lot of inflammationgoing on. So, digestive enzymes, probiotics, and fish oil. That's number two. Number threehas to do with your food. This part is critical. It's absolutely critical. You have to changeyour diet, and when I say change your diet, I mean probably a radical change. What thatmeans is this, you want to eat whole, organic food all the time. You want to get rid ofprocessed foods. A lot of people don't know what processed means, so I'm going to helpyou understand it. Bread is processed. Pasta is processed. Muffins are processed. Bagelsare processed. Anything that comes out of
a box or a can is processed food, or a bag,such as bread. You want to get rid of all of that. You want to get rid of all the dietsoda, all the Coke, all the sugar. Anything with sugar in it has to go. If you want toget better, you have to change your diet. There is no way around it. You just have to.If you put poor nutrition in, or no nutrition into your body on a regular basis, and youput poison into your body on a regular basis, you're not going to get better. You have toput in really good food. Good food is whole, organic food. Stuff you find in the producesection on a very regular, if not very daily basis. So, that's number three. Let's recap.One, visit a naturopathic and follow
Osteoarthritis vs rheumatoid arthritis treatments
The basic treatmentsfor rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis come at itfrom very different angles. I think the key phrasefor rheumatoid arthritis would be to control. Shorthand here. Control it and reduce inflammation. Remember, this is an autoimmune disease, so the inflammation comes
from our own immunesystem attacking the body. So if we can temper down this, oops, that's not a parentheses, if we can temper down this inflammation, then we'll really get tothe source of the problem. But of course we treat thesymptoms of pain as well. And then on this side for osteoarthritis, which is the wearandteardegeneration of the cartilage,
our dogma here is gonna be pain control. Pain control. And as a bonus, we wannawork on health in general, the general state of health, and increasing the functionand decreasing the symptoms. Okay, under these verydifferent umbrellas, we can only look at one at a time, on the rheumatoid arthritis side,
we have a class of drugscalled, it's conveniently named, quot;DiseaseModifying Antirheumatic drugs.quot; So, disease, this is gonna be a long name. Diseasemodifying. So this tells you that itnot only treats the symptoms, but it also modifies the process, the progression, of thedisease on the joint. So modifying antirheumatic,
because when these were first produced, they were used to treatrheumatoid arthritis. But today, they're actuallyused to treat all kinds of autoimmune diseases as well. So I wanna point out thatthere are many different kinds of drugs that fall under this category. I'm just gonna put differentX's instead of the names. And the fact that they allhave different mechanisms.
So they don't actuallyattack, or try to temper down, the inflammation at the same place. And what puts them together is the fact that they not onlytreat the immune system, or decrease the inflammation, but this diseasemodifying part tells us that this group of drugs decreases joint damage.